Jul 18, 2012 6:10 PM

Ka-Boom! Fort Huachuca detonates live explosive found on base

FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. - A live explosive round found on the East Range of Fort Huachuca was detonated this morning after a delay due to concerns of monsoon storms.

The 105mm high-explosive round was found during a site survey by an archeologist after a controlled burn in April. The round was marked 1951, according to a Facebook post on the Fort Huachuca Facebook page.

While setting up to detonate the round where it was found, at the fort's Area D on the East Range, the army base's Weapons Intelligence Course instructors found a second unexploded round about 30 meters away, the Facebook post states. The team safely detonated both rounds.

The ordnance was originally set to be detonated Tuesday by Davis-Monthan's Explosive Ordnance Disposal team, but was delayed due to the potential for lightning and monsoon storm activity in the area.

To see a complete slideshow showing step-by-step how ordnance is disposed of, check out the photo album on the Fort Huachuca Facebook page.


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